The Department of English is proud to sponsor and underwrite a variety of local, national, and international non-profit organizations. Recent and current partnerships are listed below.
Scene and Unseen, the 2019 conference held at Trinity Church, Wall Street, used film as a vehicle to engage in conversations about structural racism, both past and present, and faith. Participants explored how cinema can reveal entrenched inequities, foster dialogue, and ignite transformation towards healing and reconciliation. These conversations in our faith communities aren’t optional; they are the gospel.
The Women in the Academy Program (WITA) is a collaborative effort led by the Baylor Graduate School and Baylor’s Women Faculty Colloquium to support women graduate students and faculty throughout their journey in the academy. Baylor English is proud to underwrite the annual WITA conference.
The Brazos Education Foundation is a non-profit community foundation dedicated to providing affordable access to higher education through resources, scholarships, and information. The Baylor English department contributes to the Foundation’s scholarship endowment, which in turn supports renewable college scholarships for students graduating from McLennan County high schools.
Through KWBU, the English department provides program funding for “This American Life” and “A Way with Words.”
The Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story. The English department partners with the Film & Digital Media department and the College of Arts and Sciences on a sponsorship to support student registrations for the festival and a dedicated Baylor panel.
For more than seven decades, The English Institute has been a major resource for developments in criticism, theory, and scholarship, while honoring traditional fields of interest and modes of literary analysis.
Friends of the Cambridge University Library are its largest community of supporters. Friends contribute to the acquisition of collections that the Library could not otherwise obtain, help the Library to safeguard them for today and tomorrow, and share them worldwide through the Cambridge Digital Library.
Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust supports the restoration, conservation, and maintenance of Alexander Pope’s Grotto in Twickenham, the only surviving part of the poet’s eighteenth-century villa on the banks of the Thames. The Trust promotes interest in the Grotto and knowledge of its significance in local and literary history.
The series, A Long, Long Way: Race and Film, 1968-2018, presented at Washington National Cathedral, examined film as both a divisive and unifying medium and explored how film offers unique opportunities to launch substantial conversations about race and prejudice. Through film screenings, discussions, keynote speakers, teaching sessions on race and film, and preaching on race and racial reconciliation, this program participated in a national celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during Black History Month, and elevated a national conversation on what divides us—and how we are meant to toil together.